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Chef's Hat: Set it anf forget it

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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Chef's Hat: Set it anf forget it

When you get a nice fall day, the last thing you want to do is to be standing around the kitchen cooking. We all know our nice days are numbered and there are always those few last chores to be done before the snow flies. And we all know it won’t be too much longer before you’ll need seven layers of clothing just to walk out the front door.

So now is definitely the time to get outside and enjoy all the great things that our area has to offer – even if it is just a drive around looking at the leaves. This past weekend Mother Nature sure seemed to be showing off. Just driving down my road the trees had exploded in an array of yellows, oranges and reds.

On a crisp fall day, there is nothing nicer, than to walk in a house and immediately be smacked in the face with the aroma of a roast simmering away in a crock pot. Slow cookers or crock pots or not quite something you set it and forget it, but they are fairly close.

You put in your ingredients, go off and enjoy the day and let the slow cooker take over. Before you go out to enjoy these last remaining warm days, take some time and throw a few ingredients into a slow cooker. You’ll come back to a house that smells great and a dinner that’s ready to put on the table.

Happy Eating!